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Scoutmaster's Message: Nov 5, 2019

posted Nov 5, 2019, 6:28 PM by Troop Webmaster

Scoutmaster's Message

Troop 66 is off to another great year! I just wanted to share a few things with you that we have in the works this fall & winter. 

Bob Shea Memorial Pavilion 

As you all know, the Troop 66 committee has been busy working on a new 20' x 40' pavilion in our Forstburg Scout Reservation campsite Onondaga. With your continued support, the work crew has finished putting up the frame and rafters of the structure and the final roof will be placed in the spring. I would like to personally thank the adults, listed below, for their hard work and dedication in the construction. 

Our crew (alphabetical order):

Dan A.
Damian B.
George C.
Nick D.Sr.
Nick D. Jr.
Fred G.
Ken K.
Joseph L.
Scott M.
Don M.
Brian M.
Rich P.
Mike S.

This pavilion, which will be ready for summer camp this year, is a perfect meeting place for our scouts and will be used for years to come. This shelter is also an important part of the FSR safety plan and will be used as a hard shelter in case of storms, similar to the ones we experienced this summer. 

This shelter is still not complete and your financial support is still needed. To make a donation, please click here

We all know that Bob will be watching over us while we write a new chapter for the troop with this new pavilion. 

Community Service

We all know that community service is important, not only as scouts but as citizens of our communities. With this in mind, Troop 66 has a service project scheduled for this Saturday, November 9th from 9 to 11 am behind the Chevy's Dry Cleaners on Main Street, Matawan. Similar to our last project in this area, we will be going into the woods near the lake to pick up trash before it enters our waterways. 

For more information and to sign up, please click here.

November Camping

Sign-up is now available for the November 2019 camping trip to be held from November 15-17, 2019 at Citta Scout Reservation. This camping trip will include our annual Fryfest and will include scouts skills practice and our annual ILST training for the patrol leaders and ASPL's. As an added bonus, we will have 10+ Cub Scouts from Pack 66 visiting us in hopes of joining us after their crossover in December. Attendance is highly encouraged! 

To sign up, please click here.  

December Family Trip

Every year we try and have a trip which is fun for the entire family. This year the Patrol Leader's Council (PLC) and the Troop committee have selected a visit to the Statue of Liberty on December 14, 2019. 

To sign up, please click here.

Annual Dues 

The annual dues and rechartering letter has been set out and the deadline is this November 27th in preparation of our annual rechartering process with the National Boy Scouts of America. As you heard at the Fall Court of Honor, the cost for this year has gone up because of a new Monmouth Council Program Fee; which will bring the Troop 66 registration fee up to $130. To help make this easier for families, we are now offering online payments with a credit card.

Please click here to make your online payment. 

We are also asking you to fill out the re-chartering application and Code of Conduct so we keep our records up to date. 

Leadership Team

The Troop 66 leadership is hard at working planning and keeping the scouts busy. I would like to take a moment to thank them for their hard work and dedication. 

Troop Leadership (Junior Leaders):
SPL-     Patrick M. 
ASPL of Leadership-   Evan D. 
ASPL for Advancement-     Ben M. 

Patrols Leaders and Assistant Patrol Leaders: 
Eagle patrol-     Ryan S. & Simon R.
Cobra patrol-     Sean P. & Caleb S.
Squirrel patrol-     Andy L. & Alex B.
Lightning patrol-     Aidan L. & Connar D.
Senor patrol-     Logan G. & James O. 
Old Goat patrol-     Mark M. 

Mark your calendars

November 9th- Community Service Project
November 15-17th- November camping trip to Camp Citta
November 27th- Deadline for Troop 66 dues
November 27th- No meeting 
December 14th- Family Trip to the Statue of Liberty 
December 25th & January 1st- No meeting
January 18th- Klondike Derby
February 21-23rd- Cabin Camping at Camp Ockanickon 

Yours in Scouting,

Robert Kee, Scoutmaster
Troop 66, Matawan 

December 2019 Family Trip Signup

posted Oct 27, 2019, 7:08 AM by Troop Webmaster   [ updated Oct 28, 2019, 5:48 PM ]

Signup is now available for the December 2019 Troop 66 Family Trip to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. All family members are welcome to attend, but each must submit their own permission form.

Permission forms must be signed and returned by November 20, 2019.

See to sign up and see the trip information sheet.

Community Cleanup - November 9, 2019

posted Oct 22, 2019, 5:54 PM by Troop Webmaster

We have been asked to help with a Community Clean-up on Saturday November 9, 2019. This service project will count towards community service as needed for advancement, including the conservation-related need for Life.

Please see the flyer for information about the service project, and sign-up here.

Fall 2019 Class-B available to order

posted Oct 19, 2019, 9:20 AM by Troop Webmaster

Our semi-annual Troop class-B fashion line is now available to order.

See to order.

Signup for November 2019 Camping Trip

posted Oct 16, 2019, 7:16 PM by Troop Webmaster   [ updated Oct 28, 2019, 5:49 PM ]

Sign-up is now available for the November 2019 camping trip to be held from November 15-17, 2019 at Citta Scout Reservation. Please visit to view the information sheet and sign-up page.

Adults Only Comedy Show Nov. 8 2019

posted Oct 15, 2019, 6:14 PM by Troop Webmaster

Join us for a fun night of comedy. Troop 66 is putting together a few tables for this adult (21+) comedy night fundraiser for Twin Lights District, Monmouth Council, cost is $40 per person.

Please have money to Lisa Harrington by Oct. 30, 2019.

Click here to download flyer. 

No Meeting Oct 9, 2019 / Service Oct. 8, 2019

posted Oct 2, 2019, 5:56 PM by Troop Webmaster

Due to the holiday of Yom Kippur on Oct 9, 2019, Matawan schools will be closed, so there will be no Troop Meeting (see calendar at

Each year at Yom Kippur the food pantry at the Matawan United Methodist Church receives food donations on the night of Yom Kippur (Oct 8, 2019). This year, as in the past, we are seeking volunteers to assist in the unloading of the food donations from vehicles into the food pantry on Oct. 8 at 5:30pm.

Signup now for October 2019 trip

posted Sep 25, 2019, 5:24 PM by Troop Webmaster

Sign-up is now available for the October 2019 camping trip to be held from October 4-6, 2019 at Quail Hill Scout Reservation. Please visit to view the information sheet and sign-up page.

September 2019 Camping Signup Available

posted Aug 27, 2019, 5:48 PM by Troop Webmaster

Sign-up is now available for the September 2019 camping trip and Cowtown Rodeo, to be held from September 20-22, 2019 at Roosevelt Scout Reservation. Please visit to view the information sheet and sign-up page.

Permission forms must be completed and returned by Septmeber 18, 2019

Bob Shea Memorial Scout Pavilion

posted Aug 13, 2019, 6:05 PM by Troop Webmaster   [ updated Sep 11, 2019, 7:02 PM ]

Troop 66 has plans to construct the new Bob Shea Memorial Scout Pavilion at our Onondaga summer campsite at Forestburg Scout Reservation and is seeking support to help with the cost of completing the pavilion.

The 20' x 40' pavilion will be located in the center of the campsite where it will be enjoyed by generations of scouts to come.

We can now accept credit card donations via a secure online page. Visit

Click the image of the flyer below for a downloadable PDF.

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